“Everything the ANC says shows they have no clue how jobs are created or how an economy grows.”
This is according to DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille, who weighed in on the ANC’s sixth policy conference that took place at the weekend at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg.
In a lengthy social media post, Zille predicted the ruling party would focus more on the “step-aside” rule, a 2017 resolution that calls for party members facing criminal charges to step aside or face immediate suspension.
“SA’s greatest problem by far is unemployment, and economic decline. But everything the ANC says — most recently in a television interview with Sboniso Duma, its newly elected KwaZulu-Natal chair — shows they have no clue how jobs are created or how an economy grows,” she said.
“Resorting to tired old Marxist claptrap, Duma argued ‘economic liberation’ will come only when ‘the people’ (read the ANC) own the ‘means of production’.
“We laughed when the president spoke about creating a second Eskom to solve the electricity crisis. Listening to Duma, I concluded the ANC wants to create myriad Eskoms to run every economic enterprise.”